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Shangri-La Springs hosts Bonita Springs Student Arts Festival

Shangri-La Springs will host the first Bonita Springs Student Arts Festival April 18. Nearly 300 pieces of student art will be on display throughout the property from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Student musical performances are planned from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The free event is a collaboration between Bonita Springs Elementary School, Spring Creek Elementary School, Bonita Springs Middle Center of the Arts, Bonita Springs High School and Bonita Springs Charter School. A variety of activities and performances will be featured throughout the property, including at the Longhouse and Courtyard, Oak Creek Lawn, Octagon Breezeway, Spa Lawn, and the Great House. In addition to visual artwork on display, enjoy dancing with student theater groups, and performances by school choirs, Bonita Springs High band and Bonita Springs Middle steel drums.

“Shangri-La Springs has been supporting the arts since March of 2013 with gallery exhibits, art and nature nights on the property, and classes, so hosting student artists is natural,” said Lee Bellamy, Shangri-La Springs general manager. “As a historic property in Bonita Springs, it’s our pleasure to support area students and schools with this event.”

Beer, wine, water and iced tea will be available for purchase, with $1 of every purchase donated to Bonita Springs schools. The Center for the Arts in Bonita Springs is donating display units for the event. While admission to the event is free, donations are encouraged to support the arts in Bonita Springs schools.

“It’s so exciting to have this collaborative event with Bonita Springs schools showcasing visual, music and performing arts talent at historic Shangri-La Springs,” said David Martin, Visual Arts District Specialist K-12 at Bonita Springs Elementary School. “As arts programming flourishes at Bonita Springs schools, we hope to make this first-time arts celebration an annual event.”

For more information call 239-949-0749.

About Shangri-La Springs

Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs offers a variety of unique services including an organic restaurant, fitness studio, full-service organic spa, gift shop and event space. Currently under renovation, the property is scheduled to reopen as a full resort in the coming months. The resort, restaurant, and fitness facility are temporarily closed for renovation. The Spa at Shangri-La Springs will remain open during the renovation. The property specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement including wellness classes, art shows, special events and programs. The restaurant serves an organic menu featuring herbs and produce from the on-site organic garden. The Spa at Shangri-La Springs offers a range of natural and organic treatments and products including facials, massages, eucalyptus steam room, far infrared sauna and private garden lounge. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information on the resort, restaurant, spa and events on the property, call 239-949-0749 or go to www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

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